House of God

Label
(c) 2000 Metal Blade Records
Release date
20 Jun 2000
Running length
13 tracks
Running time
51:00

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Upon The Cross 1:43 9,536
2 The Trees Have Eyes 4:45 12,596
3 Follow The Wolf 4:26 9,622
4 House Of God 5:34 11,026
5 Black Devil 4:27 10,797
6 The Pact 4:09 8,943
7 Goodbye 1:59 8,473
8 Just A Shadow 4:35 9,201
9 Help!!! 4:20 6,327
10 Passage To Hell 1:59 8,188
11 Catacomb 5:00 8,644
12 This Place Is Terrible 5:32 7,916
13 Peace Of Mind 2:31 7,344

About this album

Album Story/Concept:
The album’s thematics are loosely based around Rennes le Chateau. The thirteen tracks tell the story of a weary traveler who is led to a church for lodging by a terrifying but compassionate wolf creature. Once there the wolf transforms into a beautiful woman who seduces the traveler into a soul selling deal. Once imprisoned in the Chateau the traveler descends to the bowels of the building and finds a crypt, wherein lies the body of “Christ”. Disillusioned and heartbroken the traveler prepares to commit suicide, only to learn that God and the Devil are toys of even higher entities. The album begins with a haunting monologue:

“Upon the Cross he did not die, they tortured him, but he survived. Smuggled across the open sea, to Southern France, tranquility. There he married Magdalene, and founded another dynasty. A church was built upon a hill, to serve all of the gods at will.”

Album Personnel:
* King Diamond - Vocals
* Andy LaRocque - Guitars
* Glen Drover - Guitars
* David Harbour - Bass guitar
* John Luke Hébert - Drums

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  • Exorsexist

    an average album. nothing special.

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Hevi-Jorma

    All diamond albums are best.

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Kraller

    You are all crazy for calling this the best....

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • darkvoid666

    One of the best from King. That's for sure.

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • mc666

    Definitely one of the best KD albums. Probably my favorite even.

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • nssworld

    Saw this tour twice....took me a while to get into this album, but I love it now, especially the fact that you have to turn the cross upside down to read the song list...

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • fatalportrait99

    Overlooked King release, and better than a lot of his more well known ones.

    1 Aug 2011 Reply
  • SleepingDuke

    Definitely the best album of the king

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • LukasCOF

    Beautiful. House of God is cool album. House of God, Black Devil, Follow the wolf... fantastic

    22 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mattfca

    great album, but it took a while to grow on me.

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Nevlim

    Best KD album

    6 Oct 2009 Reply
  • cmckee13

    This is the album that creeps me out the most. But i can't stop listening to it bc it's cool!

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • KingOvSeth

    I like this album it was amazing but the front cover is terrible too shine like for me

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • deadmarc

    this is both with 'voodoo' unquestionably one of my all-time favs. Not particularly a fan of heavy metal, but i have great sentiment for this album. When i first heard it i was merely a 12yo naive little sucker, but was fully aware of theatrically-scary character of Bendix'es lyrics. Even though, story related here in King's harsh/falsetto voice made me shiver right down the spine, and, still after eight years the dialogue in 'this place is terrible' between unknown entity and poor hero is somewhat chilling. What if? What if there ARE some kind gods existence of which we are not aware even in our wildest dreams? IMHO best story told by King and best heavy metal album.

    16 Jan 2009 Reply
  • HeikkiS

    Me too. Been though listening this too intensively sometimes. I don't want to but I have to... /,,/

    21 Nov 2007 Reply
  • GrimmaBlakheart

    Love it

    17 Jun 2007 Reply

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